Delightful Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe

Imagine biting into a warm, buttery slice of pound cake, infused with the rich flavor of Amaretto liqueur. With every bite, the flavors dance across your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied and content. That’s exactly what this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe does.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I’ve always believed that there’s nothing better than a warm slice of cake paired with a hot cup of coffee. This recipe certainly exemplifies that belief- it’s a perfect match.

Whether you’re looking for an easy dessert to impress your guests or simply want to indulge yourself for once, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. It’s the perfect dessert to enjoy on its own or pair with fresh berries and whipped cream.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab those ingredients and let’s bake up a delicious Amaretto Pound Cake feast!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake
Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake

Attention all dessert lovers! Are you looking for something that will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling completely satisfied? Look no further than this grilled butter-amaretto pound cake recipe. Trust me, there’s nothing better than a slice of moist pound cake with a hot cup of coffee infused with amaretto liquor.

The combination of almond and amaretto flavors packs a powerful punch that will have your taste buds dancing for joy. The cake itself is light and fluffy, while the butter-amaretto glaze takes it to another level. And let’s not forget about the touch of tartness brought by the mixed berries to bring balance to every bite.

This cake recipe is easy to make and requires ingredients that are already in most kitchens. Whether you are looking for a quick dessert after dinner or wanting to impress guests, this amaretto pound cake has got you covered.

Trust me, once you try it, you won’t be able to resist having another slice. It’s perfect for any occasion or just as an indulgent treat. So go ahead and give it a try- I guarantee it’ll become your go-to recipe for any dessert craving!

Ingredient List

 Golden-brown slices of butter-amaretto pound cake hot off the grill
Golden-brown slices of butter-amaretto pound cake hot off the grill

Here is a list of ingredients you will need for this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe:

For the pound cake:

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Amaretto liqueur

For the amaretto butter glaze:

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. and 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. and 2 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh berries
  • Whipped mascarpone cheese or whipped cream.

Make sure to measure each ingredient with precision and use them accordingly to ensure the perfect taste and texture of the cake.

The Recipe How-To

 A close-up of the crispy exterior and moist interior of the pound cake
A close-up of the crispy exterior and moist interior of the pound cake

Before we jump into the recipe steps, make sure all the ingredient measurements listed in Section (3) are fully and properly prepared on hand.

Step 1: Prep the pan.

With unsalted butter, grease a 10- or 12-cup bundt cake pan. Sprinkle the greased surface with some flour, tapping to evenly coat the surface, then tap out any excess. It is important for the pound cake to not stick onto the pan during baking.

Step 2: Preheat oven.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). To check if it’s ready, use a kitchen thermometer by inserting it in the center of the oven. Preheating is essential to achieve an evenly cooked and moist cake.

Step 3: Cream butter and sugar.

In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream unsalted butter (softened) and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy for about 5-6 minutes. This step aerates the batter resulting in a light, fluffy pound cake.

Step 4: Add eggs.

Beat in large eggs (one at a time) until fully incorporated. Scrap down the sides of your mixer bowl to make sure that everything is well combined.

Step 5: Mix dry ingredients.

Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Incorporate dry ingredients bit by bit into the butter-sugar-egg mixture on medium-low speed as you avoid over-mixing.

Step 6: Combine wet ingredients.

Blend in sour cream, mascarpone cheese, and amaretto liqueur until mixture is just combined.

Step 7: Pour batter into bundt pan.

Using rubber spatula, pour and spread batter into prepared pan, filling it two-thirds full. Smooth the top with an offset spatula.

Step 8: Bake till golden brown.

Bake cake in middle of oven for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown, with a toothpick coming out clean when inserted at the center of the cake. While waiting, make sure to not open the oven multiple times because it’ll cause the finished product to collapse.

Step 9: Make amaretto glaze.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together unsalted butter, brown sugar, amaretto liqueur, and some water. Continuously whisk until well combined and the mixture thickens for about 6-7 minutes.

Step 10: Pour glaze onto pound cake.

As soon as pound cake is removed from bundt pan, evenly pour butter-amaretto glaze over it while the cake’s still hot. It makes for a perfect pairing with coffee or any dessert recipes that consists of berries or sponge cakes.

Substitutions and Variations

 The sweet aroma of amaretto filling the air as the pound cake grills
The sweet aroma of amaretto filling the air as the pound cake grills

There are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe. Here are some ideas to switch things up:

– Swap out the unsalted butter for margarine or another type of butter substitute.

– Use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a richer, more caramel-like flavor.

– Try using sour cream or cream cheese instead of mascarpone cheese in the cake batter for a tangy twist.

– Instead of almonds, use another type of nut, such as pecans or walnuts, for a different flavor profile.

– If you’re not a fan of amaretto liqueur, try substituting it with almond extract or another type of liqueur.

– For a chocolate twist, add in some cocoa powder to the cake batter or mix in some chocolate chips.

No matter what substitutions you decide to make, just make sure to keep the basic ratios and measurements consistent so that your cake turns out light and fluffy every time.

Serving and Pairing

 Top the warm cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce
Top the warm cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce

Let’s talk about serving and pairing this delightful Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe, shall we? This cake recipe is so tempting; it can stand alone even without any additions, but let me share my favorite ways to serve and pair it with other flavors.

One classic way to serve this pound cake is by garnishing it with fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. The tartness of the fruit creates a perfect balance to the sweet taste of the pound cake. Plus, the mixture of the textures from the smooth pound cake and the juicy berries create an ideal combination.

Another fantastic way to serve this cake is by topping it off with a dollop of whipped cream or mascarpone cheese mixed with a touch of sour cream. The luscious and creamy filling parfaitly elevates the taste of this buttery pound cake.

Finally, for those who are feeling extra fancy, you can always serve it alongside other desserts for a gathering or dinner party. It pairs remarkably well with sponge cakes and almond extract based desserts. And if you’re up for a little experimenting you can try pairing it with coffee infused Amaretto liqueur. Trust me; there’s nothing better than a cup of coffee-scented Amaretto to go with a slice of this fantastic pound cake recipe.

In conclusion, serving and pairing this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe brings out its deliciousness even more. Whether garnished with fresh berries or paired together with complementing flavors, you are in for an extraordinary treat that will leave your guests craving for more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of grilled pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream – perfect for summer!
A slice of grilled pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream – perfect for summer!

If you plan to make this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe ahead of time, it can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a day or in the fridge for up to 3 days.

When it’s time to serve, you can warm it up in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350°F or even better, grill it again for some additional smoky flavor. Simply place the pound cake slices on the grill for about 1-2 minutes per side and they’ll be good to go.

The amaretto butter glaze may turn solid when chilled, but not to worry. You simply need to warm it up in the microwave or on a double boiler until it turns into a smooth consistency again.

If you have any leftover cake, store it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to three days or freeze it for up to a month. When reheating, follow the same warming-up instructions as described above.

This pound cake is also perfect for entertaining guests or bringing to potlucks as it can be made ahead of time and easily transported. Plus, everyone will love its rich flavor and moist texture!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Pair a slice of this pound cake with a hot cup of coffee for a cozy winter treat
Pair a slice of this pound cake with a hot cup of coffee for a cozy winter treat

When it comes to baking, precision is key. No one wants a soggy or dry cake, especially not one that’s infused with the rich flavors of butter and Amaretto. Here are some tips to ensure your Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake is nothing short of perfection:

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Bring your ingredients to room temperature before beginning. This ensures all ingredients will blend together easily and uniformly.

2. Don’t Overmix Your Batter: Be gentle when incorporating your ingredients into the batter. Overmixing can cause the cake to turn out tough and dry.

3. Bake in a Bundt Pan: A bundt pan is ideal for pound cakes, as it allows for even baking and ensures that the cake will hold its shape when turned out.

4. Use Margarine as a Substitute: If you’re looking for a healthier option or simply don’t have butter on hand, margarine can be used instead.

5. Add Fresh Berries on Top: Fresh berries not only add some color to your cake but also cut through the richness of the butter and Amaretto.

6. Let Your Cake Cool Before Slicing: Resist the urge to cut into your freshly made cake right away. Allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing to ensure it holds its shape.

By following these tips, you’re sure to end up with a light, fluffy and moist pound cake infused with the unique flavors of butter and Amaretto – there’s nothing better served with a cup of coffee or amaretto liqueur on the side!

Bottom Line

With this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe, you’ll have nothing better to pair with your coffee or tea. With its light and fluffy texture, and the perfect balance of sweetness from the butter-amaretto glaze, this cake is a dessert lover’s dream.

Whether you want to impress your guests or enjoy a delectable afternoon treat, this recipe is sure to satisfy. Traditional British sponge cakes may be delicious, but with the added hint of Amaretto and almond extract, this pound cake takes it one step further.

So gather up your ingredients and give this recipe a try! Trust me, once you take the first bite, you’ll be hooked. And remember, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions to make it your own. The possibilities are endless!

In conclusion, this Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake recipe will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries it. So go ahead and indulge in this scrumptious dessert – because life is too short not to embrace the sweeter things.

Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake

Grilled Butter-Amaretto Pound Cake Recipe

Dessert on the grill? One of my favorite places to cook dessert! This can be done outside or in. Fabulous!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Berries, Brunch, Cheese, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Kosher, Nuts, Sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Calories 277.6kcal


  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese or 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) frozen pound cake
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Amaretto
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced and toasted almond
  • 2 tablespoons ground toasted almonds


  • toasted almond
  • fresh berries


  • Brush grill rack with vegetable oil.
  • Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • Mix mascarpone cheese or sour cream with brown sugar and ground almonds.
  • Cut frozen pound cake into 8 slices.
  • On each side, sprinkle with Amaretto, spread with butter or margarine, and press almonds into butter.
  • Place cake slices on grilling screen.
  • Grill cake uncovered 4-6 inches from medium heat about 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown.
  • To serve, top cake with prepared mascarpone cheese or sour cream, a sprinkling of almonds and some fresh berries.
  • Yummy!


Serving: 59g | Calories: 277.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.6g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 18.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 37.5mg | Sodium: 195.9mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 3.9g

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